Christians

  • January 19, 2008

    In the Indian State of Orissa's Kandhamal district, residents say it is hard not to be afraid. The ash heaps and metal frames are all that remain of the contents of the two-storied office of World Vision, a Christian development organization.

  • January 16, 2008

    The second meeting of an Evangelical Christian-Muslim Dialogue took place in Tripoli last week, and is seen by participants as an important step forward in understanding between two faith traditions that have often been at loggerheads.

  • January 12, 2008

    In the Orissa state capital some 10,000 people have protested against Christmas attacks on Christians. Speakers called on the state government to stop making allegations that Christians are linked to outlawed Maoist rebels.

  • January 12, 2008

    In the Orissa state capital some 10,000 people have protested against Christmas attacks on Christians. Speakers called on the state government to stop making allegations that Christians are linked to outlawed Maoist rebels.

  • January 10, 2008

    The Prime Minister's office has said that it will consult Britain's churches over the scrapping of the country's blasphemy laws, after the principled need to do so was strengthened by a tabled amendment in the House of Commons.

  • January 8, 2008

    Church and civic leaders in Iraq are expressing concern after reports that a number of churches were bombed on Sunday 6 January 2007, following Eid and Christmas, and at a time when Orthodox Christians were celebrating New Year’s Eve.

  • January 8, 2008

    An MP will this week seek to bring an end to Britain's controversial blasphemy laws - as a broad cross-section of believers, humanists and civil rights campaigners continue to argue that they are unnecessary, repressive and outdated.

  • January 2, 2008

    Pakistan's elections, originally scheduled for 8 January, will now take place on 18 February, the authorities have announced amid widespread scepticism. Campaigners for Christian and other minorities fear for the future.

  • December 31, 2007

    Church leaders in Pakistan have joined the widespread strong condemnation of the recent assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who they saw as a voice for gretaer equality and freedom - including religious freedom.

  • December 26, 2007

    Pope Benedict XVI has declared in one of his key Christmas messages that believers facing persecution, torture and death in some parts of the world and those who die forgiving their killers are a sign of hope and faith for humanity.